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07-09-2005, 12:52 PM
I had discovered this site in my search for flax cracker recipes about a month ago. I was in the middle of a "Total Life Cleanse". I have been exploring this site ever since, getting a lot of great ideas to incorporate into my current cleansing process. I could not keep away from this site. Evry night I would come home and have to check it out!!!
I love that everyine is so supportive and responsive. It appears that there is a wonderful community here on this board.
I had never thought of going raw before that fated flax cracker search day! I am now on my 4th raw day and for the most part I am lovin' it!!!! I am very excited about it. I am doing it alone, I live with a great guy who is very supportive but not at all a raw fooder. I am lucky in that he can definately take care of himself and prepair his own meals. However, I love to cook for him!
I am wondering if anyone is in a simmilar situation and has any suggestions?
And. . .
Is anyone located in Mass? I am wondering if there are any potlucks in MA, RI or CT (I live in the corner of these tree states).
In Raw Form~
07-14-2005, 09:47 PM
Well, I still haven't found any other people in my area that are raw. . . :rolleyes:
But . . .
Even though there is an abundance of cooked food in our home I am not craving it!!!! I have had headaches like you wouldn't believe but no cravings!!!! Even during and after cooking a nice meal for my sweetie pie I still had no desire to eat cooked!!!! Thank goodness, however, I am only on day 9. We'll see how I am doing 10-30!!!
07-14-2005, 09:52 PM
LOL ,sorry I didnt say this sooner -YEEEAAYY another rawbie on on the site! :D
07-15-2005, 02:07 AM
Have you checked in the classified section of this forum? I imagine somebody's got to be in your neck of the woods!
Best of luck on your new journey!
...3 days raw and already subtle changes are happening-my movements are more fluid, and i'm ALOT calmer and grounded than i'm used to being. it's been a bit humid here in western MA, and typically i'd get a lil' oily/shiny on my face-today i noticed my skin was(and is) supple and oilfree. (as i typed that, a lightning bug flew in and landed right onto my keyboard, had to step out and let 'em fly again... :) so far,so good! no intense detox symptoms as of yet-a slight headache, and a craving for bread that a kiwi handled nicely.
07-15-2005, 06:39 AM
Warmest welcome to you Amy!
Although I am not in your neck of the woods, I can certainly relate with being the only one doing raw in the house.
My hubby is cooked, but he is really trying to eat as much fresh fruits and veggies with me. Today is my 7th day on my 2nd raw challenge (my first being in April, with several cheating incidents). I cooked for him yesterday with no ill effects, so things are really looking up.
Much success to you...
07-15-2005, 08:43 AM
Welcome to the forum Amy. How wonderful you are on day 9 and making it through the detox. Way to go!
I also cook for my husband and family. I have found it very helpful to consider my meals/food first and then theirs. I time it so that we can all eat together, and I have a big part of my focus on my own dish. I also decorate my food when I eat with them, and they always ohh and ahh at how pretty it all looks, sometimes inspiring them to try a nibble.
Also, I find it important to have something raw on the counter to nibble on while making their food--in case the urge to pop something in my mouth occurs, which it does more often than not. ;)
One other thing I find helpful is talking to them about what I am experiencing everyday in my raw journey. This helps in so many ways, as it inspires support and interest on their part, so its not something I am keeping to myself. This helps at mealtimes because they are always curious and interested in what I made myself, whether they want it or not.
Lately I have been offering them salads a lot, hearty ones and sneaking all kinds of stuff in there. My husband likes his with a side of garlic toast, which to him makes it a meal.
Somebody on the forum also suggested serving some of your raw dishes as a side to their cooked.
Anyways, hope you find something useful in there somewhere.
It can be a challenge at times, but YOU CAN DO IT!!
Many blessings on your path forward.
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